FAIRDOM News
October 11, 2017

This month, Katy Wolstencroft from the FAIRDOM team gave an interview to Phys.org. In the interview she talks about why data integration is so important for modern science, and how to go about managing data to make it easier to integrate. You can read the full interview here https://phys.org/news/2017-10-integrating-data-to-learn-more.html  If you want to know more about […]

August 10, 2017

We recorded our last two webinars for you all to enjoy over the summer. You can access Björn Grüning’s talk “Conda and Containers for a sustainable bioinformatic infrastructure” here: https://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars-2/bjorn-gruning/ and You can access Matthew Pocock’s talk “ShortBOL: A shorthand for synthetic biology design” here: https://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars-2/matthew-pocock/

July 19, 2017

Our friends in the COMBINE community are updating their list of software that uses SBML. If you have a software you want to add, or you want to add fresh information please visit here: http://sbml.org/SBML_Software_Guide/Submit_new_or_updated_information_for_the_SBML_Software_Guide

July 7, 2017

The University of Birmingham, with funding from the UK Multi-Scale Biology Network, will host a Multi-Scale Biology Study Group from 12th-15th December 2017. This event will bring together biologists, clinicians and scientists in industry with mathematicians to tackle research questions posed by the experimentalists, following the successful Multi-Scale Biology Study Group held in 2016. Registration […]

July 4, 2017

Our paper on  “Identifiers for the 21st century: How to design, provision, and reuse persistent identifiers to maximize utility and impact of life science data” is now out in Plos Computational Biology.

June 20, 2017

FAIRDOM can support the data management component of your ERA CoBioTech bids. We have prepared a frequently asked questions document. to help you understand more about the data management component of the grant. To prepare the written data management section we have prepared: Minimum data management planning checklist A boiler plate text that you can use and […]

June 12, 2017

FAIRDOM will be attending the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Summit today, to help with generating a number of concrete statements related to how the EOSC should be implemented. The event aims to: take stock of the progress made so far give stakeholders the opportunity to review the Commission’s vision for the European Open Science Cloud […]

June 5, 2017

At the start of this week Natalie Stanford, Olga Krebs, and Ron Henkel, from the FAIRDOM Team, were in Norway providing basic and advanced training for Digital Life Norway. The agenda for the day included an introduction to FAIRDOM as a whole, followed by a short introduction to Rightfield, then parallel sessions for basic and advanced FAIRDOMHub […]

April 21, 2017

On the 27th and 28th March, the FAIRDOM team met in the historic town of Heidelberg in Germany for our 30 month funding review.  The meeting was attended by the whole FAIRDOM team, reviewers, funders, and special guest users Jon Olav Vik from the Digital Salmon project, and Ursula Klingmüller, from the IMOMESIC project. Over the two […]

April 10, 2017

Are you fed up with searching the literature for kinetic data? We offer an introduction and hands-on training for the SABIO-RK database containing manually curated kinetic data of biochemical reactions. Target audience: People interested in systems biology or biochemistry Learning goals: Introduction to the biochemical reaction kinetics database SABIO-RK Learning and working with the tools […]

March 24, 2017

We’re pleased to announce that a new version of SEEK (version 1.3.0.) is now available to install. The key features of this release are: SEEK can now integrate with openBIS. You can browse openBIS spaces through SEEK, and then register datasets from openBis in SEEK. A new permissions UI for setting sharing permissions. For more […]

March 9, 2017

FAIRDOM’s 2017 Webinar series is in full swing! Webinars run on the third Thursday of each month, and our next webinar is Thursday March 16th @ 2pm GMT. The webinar series will be of interest to students, researchers, project investigators, lab managers, institutions, publishers, data providers….anyone with data or models to manage. Our speaker this […]

February 8, 2017

FAIRDOM can support the data management component of your ERA CoBioTech application. We hosted webinars describing what FAIRDOM offers, and how we can support you. To find out more please visit: https://fair-dom.org/eracobiotech-proposal-support/

January 25, 2017

ERA CoBioTech, in collaboration with FAIRDOM, will provide data and model management support to all participating projects. In accordance with the ERA CoBioTech call, the full proposal stage will require a section of the application dedicated to data and model management. To help applicants prepare their proposals, and to learn more about the data management […]

The FAIRDOM team are pleased to announce a new version of SEEK, version 1.2, available to download and install. Version 1.2 includes a major reimplementation and design of support for Samples, along with many other improvements. developed from discussions within the FAIRDOM-ELIXIR Samples Club sample types with user-defined sets of attributes and attribute types sample […]

January 20, 2017

Did you miss out on our first webinar “Building a training material portal: BioSchemas and metadata scraping”, by guest speaker Niall Beard from ELIXIR-UK? You can catch up on the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2961028074691759617 and sign up for future webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6106095323794227970 To find out more about our webinar series please visit: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars-2/

January 12, 2017

After a hugely successful 2016 series, FAIRDOM will be launching its 2017 Webinar series on Thursday 19th January at 2pm GMT. The webinar series will be of interest to students, researchers, project investigators, lab managers, institutions, publishers, data providers….anyone with data or models to manage. Our first speaker will be Niall Beard representing ELIXIR-UK. He will […]

January 3, 2017

Martin Fenner from DataCite, and collaborators have just published “A Data Citation Roadmap for Scholarly Data Repositories” The article “presents a practical roadmap for scholarly data repositories to implement data citation in accordance with the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles (Data Citation Synthesis Group, 2014), a synopsis and harmonization of the recommendations of major science policy […]

December 16, 2016

Fantastic news and a great end to the year: we are now an Association e.V.! Core members of the team met in Berlin on 12th December to establish the FAIRDOM Association e.V. as a legal entity. Founding institutions include: The University of Manchester, Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, and New Forest Ventures Ltd. This means […]

December 12, 2016

More than 4 years after organising the first such workshop, FAIRDOM in collaboration with de.NBI ran the 3rd Systems Biology Developer’s Foundry Workshop. Foundry Workshops are an innovative, experimental workshop format that is based on a mixture between a demo session and scientific speed dating („show-and-tell sessions“). In the show-and-tell sessions, people show what they […]

December 8, 2016

We’re excited to announce our latest publication “FAIRDOMHub: a repository and collaboration environment for sharing systems biology research.” can now be accessed from http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/11/28/nar.gkw1032.full You can now use this reference to cite FAIRDOM in your papers: “Wolstencroft K, Krebs O, Snoep JL, Stanford NJ, Bacall F, Golebiewski M, Kuzyakiv R, Nguyen Q, Owen S, Soiland-Reye […]

November 25, 2016

This meeting will take place December 5-6, 2016 at the Fraunhofer conference center in Potsdam, Germany. The tutorial will also cover an introduction into the FAIRDOM/SEEK platform for data management. Standardisation issues are addressed in many fields in the life sciences, e.g. basic research, industrial R&D, education, technology transfer and application but these areas are […]

November 18, 2016

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November 11, 2016

About CoBioTech The ERA-Net Cofund on Biotechnologies is a new ERA-Net Cofund Action under Horizon 2020 that will build upon the achievements of ERA-IB2 (ERA-Net for Industrial Biotechnology 2), ERASysAPP (ERA-Net for Applied Systems Biology) and ERASynBio (ERA-Net for Synthetic Biology). The key mission of ERA CoBioTech is to maximise synergies between current mechanisms of […]

November 3, 2016

Our Partners, Digital Salmon, write about their experience of using FAIRDOM tools and expertise in managing their data and models in our new blog “Data and model management needs for a knowledge base of salmon physiology: The Digital Salmon” To read more please visit: http://fair-dom.org/2016/11/03/digital-salmon-knowledge-base/ For more information on the Digital Salmon project please visit: http://fair-dom.org/partners/the-digital-salmon/

October 6, 2016

CORBEL – Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science services – is an EC Horizon2020 project uniting 11 Biological and Medical Science Research Infrastructures (RIs). In CORBEL, the participating RIs expand their cooperation in order to harmonise researchers’ access to their cutting-edge technologies and services by establishing a sustainable platform of aligned services that will enable […]

September 27, 2016

“Here at FAIRDOM we celebrated another great year of providing data and model management support to researchers by running our first user meeting. It formed part of the satellite meetings for the ICSB, and it was held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park: a beautiful venue that backs straight onto the beach. On the morning […]

August 1, 2016

The overall conclusions of this Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) are that the field of systems biology has become an important component of the European life sciences. A strong European systems biology community has been formed that is able to take initiatives, such as FAIRDOM (Chapter 5) and ISBE (chapter 7). The 5 most important recommendations in […]

June 29, 2016

Did you miss out on our Fourth webinar “Design Tools and Data in Synthetic Biology”, by guest speaker Neil Swainston? You can catch up on the webinar here: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars/neil-swainston/ and sign up for future webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1892593035444676353

Dear FAIRDOMHub users, The new SEEK 1.1. release, allows users/creators to define the license under which to openly share their research data – which includes Datafiles, Models, SOPs, and Presentations. What is the use of this? According to current copyright law and jurisdiction, any artefact without a defined license has all rights reserved. However, most […]

June 9, 2016

We’re excited to announce the first combined user meeting for FAIRDOM.   It will be held as a satellite meeting of ICSB 2016 (http://www.icsb2016barcelona.org/), running on 15th September 2016 in Barcelona. 9am to 5pm. Registration is free! For more information please visit http://fair-dom.org/communities/users/barcelona-2016-first-user-meeting/ To sign up for the meeting please visit: https://goo.gl/OXzpLT

May 10, 2016

Did you miss out on our Third webinar “ ISA and Biosharing resources – Exemplars of use”, by guest speaker Philippe Rocca Serra? You can catch up on the webinar here: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars/philippe-rocca-serra/ and sign up for future webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1892593035444676353

April 25, 2016

  FAIRDOM are pleased to welcome our new partner, The Digital Salmon. The Digital Salmon is part of Norway’s National Centre for Digital Life, which received an investment of 250 million NOK in 2015. FAIRDOM will be supporting The Digital Salmon project to ensure they can produce data and models that are findable, accessible, interoperable […]

April 1, 2016

We’re excited to announce the first combined user meeting for FAIRDOM. The meeting is for current users, and anyone interested in data and model management, or interested in using the FAIRDOM software and platforms (SEEK, FAIRDOMHub, openBIS, JWSOnline, RightField). It will be held as a satellite meeting of ICSB 2016, running on 15th September 2016 […]

We held our second Samples Club in Manchester on March 21st-23rd. The meeting was jointly hosted between FAIRDOM and ELIXIR-UK, as part of ELIXIR-EXCELERATE. Participants with an interest in sample metadata and modelling got together to discuss a range of topics related to a sample-centric interoperability framework driven by use cases. To find out more about the […]

March 15, 2016

The data you collect tomorrow will not have the same characteristics as the data you are collecting today. Being able to predict how the characteristics of your data will change over the coming years is vital if you are preparing data management plans. We’ve written a blog to describe what characteristics of data are important […]

March 4, 2016

Did you miss out on our second webinar “Models, standards and software in systems biology”,  by guest speaker Brett Olivier? You can catch up on the webinar here: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars/brett-olivier/#video and sign up for future webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1892593035444676353

February 18, 2016

We will be holding our second Samples Club meeting on March 21st to 22nd in Manchester. To find out more information, and to apply to attend, please visit: http://goo.gl/forms/QpsD9Hhzmj For more information please visit our Samples Club community page: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/community-standards/

February 17, 2016

We are an open community, and encourage the community to share blogs on events, tools, thoughts, hints and tips, experiences, and much more related to interdisciplinary data and model management. To propose a blog, head on over to: http://fair-dom.org/blog/propose-a-blog/ We’re looking forward to working with you!

February 16, 2016

Have you ever wanted to convert your MATLAB ODE model into an SBML model, without going through the hassle of manual conversion, or SBML construction in MATLAB? Great news, now you can! Introducing MOCCASIN (Model ODE Converter for Creating Automated SBML INteroperability). MOCCASIN was developed by a transatlantic team of tech wizards, and published in BIOINFORMATICS […]

February 9, 2016

Did you miss out on our first webinar “Future-proofing your data: working to ensure that your work will survive the connected world”, by guest speaker Steven Wiley? You can catch up on the webinar here: http://fair-dom.org/knowledgehub/webinars/steven-wiley/#video and sign up for future webinars here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1892593035444676353

February 8, 2016

The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, UK, is hosting a Software Carpentry Bootcamp (8th-9th March), followed by a ContentMine Hackathon (10th-11th March). If you are interested please visit their site for more information. Software Carpentry Bootcamp: http://www.tgac.ac.uk/software-carpentry-bootcamp-2016/  ContentMine hackathon: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1b391e9b0f556ff8b126a5b6a&id=b5f5451a3a&e

February 1, 2016

Ever wondered what data management is, and why it is important in interdisciplinary life sciences? Or wondered how you can teach others what data management is, and to persuade them that it is important? Well, we’ve got you covered: check out our new video “What is data management – and why do you need it in interdisciplinary life sciences?” […]

January 29, 2016

The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences seeks a bioinformatician or systems biologist with skills or interest in ontological annotation, semantic interoperability or knowledge management, for the systems biology of salmon farming. This is a Researcher position of 3 years (with possibility of extension) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway. The project […]

January 26, 2016

FAIRDOM will host a user meeting as a satellite meeting of ICSB 2016 in  Barcelona on 15th September 2016. The user forum is for anyone who currently uses FAIRDOM software, or anyone who is interested in using FAIRDOM software, irrespective of seniority or scope of interest (students, researchers, lab managers, publishers, software developers etc). The […]

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences? Thought you’d missed our first webinar on 25th Jan? Well, we have rescheduled the webinar for Monday 1st February 2pm – 3pm GMT.  Therefore you have another opportunity to join us. Our […]

January 20, 2016

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences? Join our new webinar series launching Mon 25th Jan 2pm-2.45pm GMT. Our guest speaker for the first session will be Steven Wiley. To find our more about the webinar visit our webinar […]

January 13, 2016

Following the recent release and upgrade of FAIRDOMHub to SEEK version 1.0, we are pleased to announce that we now support creating and administering your own Programmes and Projects. This means as a registered user you can create your own Programmes, and create and add your own Projects and Profiles and administer them. After creation […]

January 11, 2016

The FAIRDOM team are pleased to announce the publication of “The evolution of standards and data management practices in systems biology” in Molecular Systems Biology. The paper presents a survey of the systems biology community that addresses standards usage and data management practices. The survey was conducted as part Infrastructure for Systems Biology Europe (ISBE), of […]

December 17, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of SEEK version 1.0. This version of SEEK forms the base version for our new https://fairdomhub.org service, about which we will be releasing more details in the new year. Included in this version are some key new features: Support for the self creation and administration of Programmes, and […]

October 23, 2015

The Cardiac Electrophysiology Web Lab tool enables characterization and comparison of electrophysiological models over a range of conditions. The resource is a collaboration between Jonathan Cooper and Gary R Mirams from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and Martin Scharm from the Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Rostock. […]

October 15, 2015

A new public release of SEEK is now available, which is version 0.23.0. This version provides an overhaul of the user-interface and is based on the popular web framework Bootstrap For more information about this release please view our Change Log For information how to install SEEK, or upgrade from an earlier version please visit: http://seek4science.org/get_seek . […]

October 8, 2015

The Royal Statistical Society has expressed its support of a new agreement on open research data issued by the Open Research Data Forum, whose members include Research Councils UK, JISC, the Wellcome Trust and Universities UK. More information can be found at: http://www.statslife.org.uk/news/2496-rss-pledges-support-for-proposed-o…

The Research Council of Norway announces NOK 250 million to establish a national centre focussing on digital life. More to be found at http://www.forskningsradet.no/en/Newsarticle/NOK_250_million_for_a_new_b…

July 6, 2015

FAIRDOM will be presenting at ISMB 2015 in Dublin. There will be Technology Track talk by Carole Goble, followed by a demonstration of SEEK by Stuart Owen, in Wicklow Hall 2A during the afternoon of Tuesday 14th July.

June 1, 2015

The 16th International Conference on Systems Biology 2015 (ICSB 2015) will now be held on November 23-26, 2015 in Singapore. More information can be found at http://ttw.bic.nus.edu.sg/icsb15/

May 6, 2015

Sadly, ICSB 2015 in Shanghia has been cancelled for financial reasons.